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title: "Home"
date: 2018-01-18T16:52:40+01:00
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<section id="about">
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<h2>Indie is Aral Balkan and Laura Kalbag, two European designers who build things.</h2>
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<p>We make <a href="https://better.fyi">Better Blocker</a>, a privacy tool that blocks web trackers.</p>
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<p>We also work on the Indienet initiative to create a fairer and more equal internet. Everything we build is free and open.</p>
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<p>We practice <a href="/ethical-design">ethical design</a>.<!--more--></p>
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<h2>Learn more about us</h2>

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    <li class="better">
        <a href="https://better.fyi"><img src="/images/better-blocker.svg" alt=""></a>
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        <p class="summary"><a href="https://better.fyi">Better Blocker</a>, a tracker-blocking privacy tool for Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Available from the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/better-by-ind.ie/id1080964978?ls=1&mt=8">App Store</a> and the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/better/id1121192229?ls=1&mt=12">Mac App Store</a>.</p>
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        <img src="/images/indienet-initiative.svg" alt="">
        <p class="summary">Indienet initative, exploring how federated personal web sites can empower individual sovereignty and a healthy commons in the digital age.</p>
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        <a href="/ethical-design"><img src="/images/ethical-design.svg" alt=""></a>
        <p class="summary"><a href="/ethical-design">Ethical Design Manifesto</a>, how we can build technology that respects human rights, human effort, and human experience.</p>
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        <a href="https://laurakalbag.com/book"><img src="/images/accessibility-for-everyone.svg" alt=""></a>
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        <p class="summary"><a href="https://laurakalbag.com/book">Accessibility For Everyone</a>, a book about building inclusive and accessible websites. Available from <a href="https://abookapart.com/products/accessibility-for-everyone">A Book Apart in paperback or ebook</a>.</p>
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<section id="contact">

<h2>Keep in touch</h2>
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    <a rel="me" href="https://mastodon.ind.ie/@indie">Indie Mastodon</a>
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    <a rel="me" href="https://mastodon.ind.ie/@better">Better Mastodon</a>
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    <a href="https://forum.ind.ie">Indie Forum</a>
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    <a href="https://ar.al">Aral’s blog</a> and <a rel="me" href="https://mastodon.ar.al">Aral’s Mastodon</a>
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    <a href="https://laurakalbag.com/posts">Laura’s blog</a> and <a rel="me" href="https://mastodon.laurakalbag.com/@laura">Laura’s Mastodon</a>
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    <a href="mailto:hello@ind.ie">Email us hello@ind.ie</a>
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<section id="fund">

<h2>Support our work</h2>

<p>We’re a tiny, self-funded not-for-profit. Your patronage matters.</p>
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<ul class="fund">
    <li><a href="/fund" class="patron">Become a patron</a></li>
    <li><a href="/fund" class="donor">Make a donation</a></li>
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<h2>Meet our friends</h2>

<p>We can’t create a fairer and more equal internet alone. These are groups and projects we are excited about, support, and want to see succeed.</p>

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    <li class="mastodon">
        <a href="https://joinmastodon.org">
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            <img src="/images/mastodon.svg" alt="">
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        <p class="summary"><a href="https://joinmastodon.org">Mastodon</a> is a free, open-source, and federated social network server based on open web protocols.
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    <li class="purism">
        <a href="https://puri.sm">
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            <img src="/images/purism.jpg" alt="Purism’s Librem phone mockups">
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        <p class="summary"><a href="https://puri.sm">Purism</a> is a security and freedom-focused computer manufacturer.
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        <a href="https://matrix.org">
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            <img src="/images/matrix.svg" alt="">
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        <p class="summary"><a href="https://matrix.org">Matrix</a> is an open network for secure, decentralized communication.
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            <img src="/images/system76.jpg" alt="">
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        <p class="summary"><a href="https://system76.com">System76</a> makes Linux laptops, desktops, and servers with a focus on great experiences.
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            <img src="/images/whitehatux.jpg" alt="White Hat UX book">
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        <p class="summary"><a href="http://whitehatux.com">White Hat UX</a> is a book that focuses on creating unique user experiences without a dark side.
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    <li class="elementaryos">
        <a href="https://elementary.io">
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            <img src="/images/elementaryos.jpg" alt="">
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        <p class="summary"><a href="https://elementary.io">Elementary OS</a> is a fast and open operating system made to replace macOS and Windows.
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